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Al Sharpton Both Daughters Are Activists Like Her Father

Al Sharpton with his daughters to watch the debut episode of The Sharpton Sisters
Al Sharpton with his daughters to watch the debut episode of The Sharpton Sisters( Source : instagram )

Al Sharpton daughters Dominique and Ashley Sharpton are an entrepreneur and activist respectively. The eldest child Dominique is three years older than Ashley.

The activist Sharpton then went to Brooklyn College in 1973 and dropped out only two years later in 1975.

After dropping out, he became the youth director of the campaign for the presidency of Congresswoman Shirley Chisolm in 1972. For seven years, from 1973 to 1980, he worked as the tour manager of the singer and record producer James Brown.

He entered the political area in the 1990s as he attempted to have Democratic Party nominations as a mayor of New York City and the Senator of the United States.

He has been a part of several movements, some of which have even been life-threatening situations that he went through so that the voices of people would be heard.

He is also a talk show and a politician known for raising his voice against the majority. He organized the One Thousand Ministers March for Justice for the 54th anniversary of March in Washington in 2017. 

Al Sharpton Daughters Dominique and Ashley Sharpton

Al Sharpton has two daughters Dominique and Ashley Sharpton from his marriage with his ex-wife Kathy Jordan.

Al stated that he has watched his daughters grow into beautiful, creative, compassionate, and strong leaders. He added that he was proud to be her father and loved her.

The family celebrated the occasion together as the activist posted photos of his daughters and grandchild. 

Al Sharpton with his daughters during Christmas at NAN
Al Sharpton with his daughters during Christmas at NAN ( Source : instagram )

The youngest daughter of the activist, Ashley Sharpton, was born seven years after her parent's marriage.

Al posted a collage of pictures of his younger daughter and stated that she was a communicator, activist, and founder of Huddle Nan. He added that he loved her and wished that she would live forever. 

He also posted a picture with her youngest daughter in 2019 celebrating her birthday. 

He seems close to both of his daughters and has been a part of most of their celebrations such as their wedding. He revealed that Ashley was the maid of honor at the wedding of his eldest daughter. 

Dominique Sharpton Is The Eldest Daughter Of The Sharpton Family

Dominique Sharpton is the eldest daughter of Al Sharpton and Kathy Jordan. 

She has followed her father's path and has been involved in activism and works toward empowering the younger generation to continue civil rights activism. 

She studied Theatre and Communications at Temple University in 2004 and graduated 3 years later in 2007. She also went to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy for a year.

Dominique Sharpton at Octavia in New Orleans
Dominique Sharpton at Octavia in New Orleans ( Source : instagram )

She completed a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2021. She has been the board president of Education for A Better America for over five years from 2012 to 2017. 

The eldest daughter of the activist is also an actress who has been in the industry since 1991. She has been working in the entertainment industry for about 31 years. 

She has worked in some films, musicals, and commercials throughout her career, such as Showboat.

She is known as a contestant on the show Claim to Fame and has been credited for her work on IMDb. She is the part of the series where she has to live with other contestants in the same house and compete to win a prize. 

Dominique at National Action Network radio show Keeping It Real
Dominique at National Action Network radio show Keeping It Real ( Source : instagram )

Unfortunately, she was not able to take the prize home and was eliminated. She was able to gain fame from her appearance on the show and gain some fan following.

She joined the organization in 2008 and currently works as the membership director.

She has been a major reason for the increase in NAN membership which has led to expansion, and she has worked hard to empower the youth as well as encourage them to continue activism.

She is part of the radio show Keeping It Real with her father, Al, and is currently producing the live radio broadcast of her dad. 

She has been married to her partner Marcus Bright. They tied the knot on the 15th of October, 2017, and exchanged their vows after 16 months of engagement. 

Ashley Sharpton Is A Famous Activist

The youngest daughter of the talk show host Al Sharpton is Ashley Sharpton who is also a famous activist. 

Ashley went to Hampton University to study sociology and graduated there in 2010. She then completed her education at Saint Francis College in Communications and Media Studies in 2014 as per LinkedIn.

She previously worked as the social media manager of Massenburg Media in 2013 for ten months. 

Ashley at Carnegie Hall celebrating 30 years of NAN
Ashley at Carnegie Hall celebrating 30 years of NAN ( Source : instagram )

She founded Sharpton Entertainment LLC in 2006 and has been the company's president for over 15 years. She also works in Sharpton Media as an archiver for more than eleven years. 

She is currently the Youth Move Leader and the Huddle Coordinator of the National Action Network. 

Ashley was elected as the youth leader for many years in the Canaan Baptist Church of Christ and has followed in her father's footsteps. She works with her father in his organization and has been an activist for a long time. 

She also worked as a social media commentator for the State of the Union under Obama for about two years from 2014 to 2016.

Ashley encouraging everyone to vote on Election Day 2020
Ashley encouraging everyone to vote on Election Day 2020 ( Source : instagram )

She has been working in several movements and is part of many social works. 

She is active on her Instagram with the username @ashleyjsharpton, and she has 31.8 thousand followers and over five thousand posts. 

Al Sharpton Has Three Siblings

The civil rights activist Al Sharpton is not the only child and has three siblings.

Al has a brother Kenneth Sharpton Glasgow and two sisters Cheryl Sharpton and Ernestine Sharpton.

He grew up with his siblings, his father, Alfred Charles Sharpton Sr, and his mother Ada Richards. He and his siblings grew up extremely religious.

Al at the studios of WBLS FM for his radio show
Al at the studios of WBLS FM for his radio show ( Source : instagram )

When he was about nine years old, his father, Alfred, left him and all his siblings so that he could have a relationship with her half-sister.
It was difficult for his mother to feed and clothe him and his siblings.

Their mother has such a low income that they were qualified for welfare and had to move from middle-class Hollis to public housing locations in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

Kenneth is the half-brother of the activist. He is the founder of the ministry of The Ordinary People Society and worked so that he could restore the voting rights of people who have criminal convictions.

Al Sharpton Grandson Marcus

The grandson of the civil rights activist Al Sharpton is Marcus Al Sharpton-Bright.

There is a picture of Al holding the newborn baby after he was born in the hospital in 2018.

The first child of Dominique and her husband is currently four years old and he can sometimes be seen in the social media of the Reverend Al Sharpton.

On August 3, 2019, the star of Loudmouth tweeted a photo with his daughters and his grandson. His eldest daughter Dominique was holding Marcus in her arms.

His grandson Marcus has his own Instagram @mr_marcusal, where he has over four hundred followers and 174 posts.

The grandson has posted many photos with his grandfather Al. He wished Al his birthday on October 17, 2022, and stated that he loved his bops.

Al  with his grandson at the NAN convention
Al with his grandson at the NAN convention ( Source : instagram )

The 4-year-old and the politician were present at the 2022 National Action Network at the Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel in New York City.

Sharpton and his grandson visited Miami, Florida, in 2022, and they went on a late-night walk on April 5.

The talk show host seems close to his grandson Marcus and is seen hanging out with him whenever he gets the chance.